In the digital age of marketing, eBooks are a convenient, low-cost way to deliver highly valuable content to your target market.
But what’s in it for you? After all, the idea of writing at least 25 pages worth of content is daunting enough for even the savviest of online content marketers to shrug and shelve the idea for a rainy day.
Well, fellow scribes, get ready to start feeling inspired. Here are 5 ways your eBook will help build your client base, increase conversion rates, and establish your business as the go-to resource for can’t-miss information:
eBooks dangle the bait for prospective customers.
Given that eBooks can be easily downloaded in PDF form and across all devices—from Kindles to iPhones to laptops—they make the perfect “bait” for capturing new leads. An eBook provides a lot of value up front for the prospective client. When you offer it for free on your website, the curious and interested prospect is almost always willing to exchange an email address and name for access to immediate information.
EBooks build your online credibility.
Growing your business and growing a following are one in the same. And sharing a solid eBook is one more way to generate buzz about your business and position your company as a reliable resource for valuable information. Offer your advice, tips, or insights about your industry, and people will be more inclined to trust what you say about the rest of your business, too. Plus, being a published author makes you appear more professional and knowledgeable in the eyes of your target market.
eBooks get your brand message out.
Not only are eBooks an excellent way to establish your business as an authority in your field, but they also afford you the opportunity to showcase who you are as a company. It’s more in-depth than your company’s About page, and lets your readers see your company’s ideas and values in a no-pressure-to-buy environment.
eBooks answer your audience.
When you use your eBook to answer pressing questions and field the topics your target market is interested in, you establish a rapport with prospective buyers. This lets your readers know your company understands where they are coming from and that you are in tune with their concerns. Take these pain points and turn them into a useful piece of content to share as an incentive for Liking your Facebook page or signing up for your e-newsletter.
eBooks plant the seeds for future business.
Position your eBook in a way that it builds value and desire for your products or services. For example, if your goal is to grow your consulting business, then your book should build the case that they need a consultant. Use callouts, make references to clients throughout the text, and always have a call-to-action.You’ll plant the seeds for future business while your prospect gets information they were looking for.
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